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Our event may only happen once a year, but there is always something on the go right through the year. Whether it be competitions, special offers or discounts, sponsorship changes, or even the weather updates as we approach the day itself and it will all appear here.
(If you have any Jaguar orientated news you would like mentioned here please just email the details to News@JaguarForumsUK.com)
25 November 2019A 'quick' rundown on what we are, and what we do :-)
if you have just found us you will probably be wondering what we are, if membership of JaguarForumsUK costs, what we offer and more.. I will try to answer everything here for you, and if there is anything I haven't mentioned please, please just ask :-)
Our first event was one cold December day seven years ago. It was on Brighton seafront, was a bit like today here, grey, overcast and could have been warmer :-) We had six Jaguars if I remember, and very much needed hot mugs of tea all round :-)
We ran bi-annual events for the first couple of years with the May event Jaguar specific, and the December event open to all marques, but we quickly became too big for me to be able to organise them both to the level that we now needed and switched to annual, and just Jaguars :-)
We rapidly outgrew the Brighton seafront venue and moved to Denbies, the largest wine estate in England, and have been there ever since.
We have the ethos that we support all Jaguars, from every walk of life, and financial situation, with everyone considered equal whether they be customised, showroom, vintage, classic, modern, school run, cherished or project Jaguars. We have also been not-for-profit throughout, and after making a loss last year and being rescued by two very generous supporters, have switched from taking our income from the Prize Draw tickets, to just charging a registration fee which includes everything on the day free (except food and drink - but we event organise a discount on that for you!).
So, our event runs every late May Bank Holiday Sunday (24th may 2020 is our next one), it comprises of a drive/convoy and main event. It has a registration cost of £5 but everything with us is free on the day except food and drink.. you can register via our event website at www.jaguarforumsuk.com :-)
We usually run a Christmas competition for attendees and this year is no different - if you register for our next event before the end of November 2019 you get entered FREE into a draw for one of two incredible wash systems or a luxurious car care hamper, supplied by Scratchshield, & Robornes. Please note you only have a few days for this offer!!
By charging a £5 registration fee we are now able to buy in professional signage, get better printing done, new stickers, and generally develop our event after years of being unable to do so, and this has put us in a position where we can support charity for the first time :-) We support the RNLI, and are currently also in talks with the Rotary Club (Dorking) about working with them too.
Our event offers you free Welcome packs, entry in the drive/convoy, entry into our main event, inclusion in judging for a number of awards, talks by the Pros, the Prize draw, show prices on must-haves, some work able to be performed on site, trade stands, meet the clubs and forums and more - we may be grassroots but we still offer you a lot.
So please consider registering for it :-)
As the event has run we have developed a need of a webiste where you can find all the archival photos, threads, info, competitions, discounts, community help, current event info, and so much more - this is now at www.jaguarforumsuk.com. We now have a Facebook page, and group to give you guys all the news, chat, info, and more. We also run a weekly quiz, and update you every Friday with exactly how we are doing - as this is YOUR event and you should always know what we are up to for you. We have an Instagram feed, Twitter feed, and maintain three event threads carried on three major Jaguar Forum websites.
Everything we do for you is FREE, as in gratis, with the exception of our annual event which costs just £5 to register for, and the registration fee is used purely for our infrastructure, and to support the RNLI currently.. so please consider registering for our event.. we also welcome donations by Paypal if you just want to help us do what we do - firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you live outside of the UK, or are travelling some distance we do have an exclusive discounted deal for attendees at a hotel very local to the start point, with great access to the south east of the UK too. If you are travelling to us and are unable to bring your own Jaguar, we can team you up with an incredible British Jaguar owner here, to ensure you still get to have a great day out with us.. we want you to have a Great British Day Out with us :-)
That is it - our event has no official membership so is not a club, but we try hard to offer you everything a club does so we can support you not just on the day itself but right through the year and all for nothing, except for our annual event.. please enjoy your time with us, and please, any questions just ask :-) Very best regards, Steve Sheldon - event organiser (well, more of a put it together type of thing lol)